Supporting veterans and their families
within the local community

Our organisation is a community project that was set up as a part time venture in late 2017 with the intent of providing a safe and secure location for veterans and their families to come together in an environment that would enable them to socialise in a non-clinical setting in order to provide peer to peer support for each other.


The Veteran Community Cafe




The Mighty Quinn


The Mighty Quinn, HMS Eskimo 1963 – 1980 is a biography of a ship & the men that served on her. Our story starts in the late 1950’s when the (MOD) Ministry of Defence decided they needed a general purpose, go anywhere, Gunboat type
Frigate that could operate in all kinds of conditions. Seven, Type 81, general purpose, Tribal Class Frigates were to be built.

Built on the Isle of Wight by J S White at Cowes, HMS Eskimo was launched in March, 1961. It would 2 more years before she was commissioned & put into active service in 1963. The Eskimo would remain in active service for 17 years,
during which time she was deployed all over the world.

This fully illustrated book takes the reader through the life & times of Royal Navy Frigate & her ship’s Company. It contains a fully factual account of the Eskimo’s deployments, intermixed with ‘Dits’ (real life stories) recounted by former

Robert M Saunders – Author
HMS Eskimo 1969 – 1970 & 1973 – 1975
Robert Saunders the author served with CPO Steve Williams on the Eskimo, Steve is the late father of Lisa our director.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to The Veterans Hub Weymouth & Portland CIC
Book cost is £31 including P+P if on the UK. For costs of book to be posted abroad, please contact Lisa Rushby-Williams
Please email the following email with your order and address to:


Here to support.

We are now supporting 100’s of veterans and their family members from across Dorset while being a genuine asset to the local community; together we are all making a difference and as long as people need support, we will continue to provide it.

On-site activities

The Hub is a staging post for other services such as our community allotment, fully fitted gym and wellness rooms, as well as offering drop in clinics and advice services from the mainstream charities and local government services.

The Community Cafe

A cafe at the heart of the community run by veterans and their families for everyone.

Come in and meet the team, have a brew and a slice of homemade cake in relaxing surrounds that tell the story of the veterans living in your community.

Events and activities

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